The all time record low for Tyler and Longview for May, is 37° and it is 39° for Lufkin. Temperatures will be close to these levels both Friday and Saturday morning, better chances on Saturday morning as we venture forward after this cold air settles in.
Only the far southeastern sections of East Texas have yet to see this front move through this afternoon. As the front moves through, most of us have noticed the strong, brisk, chilly northwest wind. In the glossary of meteorology, it is called cold air advection. In layman's terms, "It's Getting Cold Out There". Winds will remain out of the northwest 20 to 25 miles per hour and gusty and some of the coldest air we have ever seen here in May, continues to push to the south. Temperatures will drop through the 50s this afternoon, if they haven't already, and will continue to fall through the night tonight.
Tonight the strong winds will continue and temperatures will drop to near record level. Lows, by Friday morning, will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Friday looks very chilly with partly cloudy skies with temperatures struggling to reach the upper 50s and lower 60s.
The weekend will remain well below average temperatures wise for this time of the year. Highs will mainly be in the 60s to near 70 degrees with lows in the 30s and 40s. Temperatures will gradually warm to near May levels as we head towards the middle of next week.
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